Advanced Television

Carolyn McCall

ITV wants its workers exempt from isolating

ITV has called on the UK government to exempt some television workers from self-isolation. Carolyn McCall, chief executive, said ITV had been talking to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport about an exemption for “certain aspects” of television on the grounds that broadcasters have a public service remit, including to provide news coverage. […]

July 28, 2021

ITV backs 3 Studio 55 ventures 

ITV has announced the three successful media and entertainment businesses from the Studio 55 programme – Live Tech Games, Metavision and Woo. Announced last autumn, Studio 55 Ventures is a new collaboration with the strategy and innovation firm Founders Intelligence, which seeks to invest in new business ideas that are unique, solve identifiable consumer needs […]

July 26, 2021

ITV, Sky expand commercial partnership

ITV and Sky have signed a new long-term partnership that they say drives increased value for both businesses and provides Sky TV customers with an enhanced viewing experience across all of ITV’s content and services. The partnership, which builds on the previous advertising and carriage agreement between the companies, covers all existing and future Sky […]

July 21, 2021

ITV moving to White City

ITV has agreed terms to take a 13-year lease on Broadcast Centre in White City from the BBC. The move will bring all of its London based staff into one location for the first time. ITV’s London staff are currently split between two central London locations (floors in Waterhouse Square in Holborn and in 200 […]

June 24, 2021

ITV “cautiously optimistic” as ad market rebounds

ITV has reported that total external Q1 revenue was up 2 per cent on the same period last year to £709 million (€821.1m), despite the Covid-19 restrictions in place throughout the period, unlike the same quarter in 2020 which only had a limited impact. Total ITV Studios revenue was up 9 per cent at £372 […]

May 5, 2021

ITV upbeat despite market uncertainty

ITV has released its full year 2020 results, which it notes has been materially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Total external revenue was down 16 per cent at £2.7 billion (€3.1bn). ITV Studios total revenues were down 25 per cent, impacted by the disruption to majority of its productions from March 2020 onwards. Total broadcast […]

March 9, 2021

ITV Q3 revenues hit by pandemic

ITV, the UK commercial broadcaster, has published its Q3 trading update for the 9 months to September 30th. Total external revenue was down 16 per cent at £1.86 billion (€2.08bn). Total ITV Studios revenue was down 19 per cent at £902 million. Broadcast revenue was down 13 per cent at £1.27 billion with ITV total […]

November 12, 2020

ITV restructure reflects changing viewing habits

UK commercial PSB ITV is to restructure its broadcast business in a move it says will better reflect and serve changing viewing habits. ITV will establish a new Media and Entertainment Division with two new business units – Broadcast and On-Demand. The Broadcast business will continue to deliver ITV’s USP of mass simultaneous reach. ITV’s […]

October 20, 2020

ITV ups AVoD spend

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall has told the RTS digital conference that it will start to commission original programming for its AVoD platform ITV Hub, and has talked up co-production opportunities for its joint venture streamer BritBox. McCall said ITV had “invested a lot in Hub” and added that 80 per cent of 16-34s in the […]

October 14, 2020

ITV launches Studio 55 Ventures

ITV has announced Studio 55 Ventures – a new collaboration with Founders Intelligence that will seek to invest in new business ideas aimed at materially enhancing ITV’s reach amongst 16-34 year olds. Applications will open for teams of people, from both inside and outside ITV, to apply for the chance to create and scale a […]

September 7, 2020